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The Bradford R. Boss Arena, located on the campus of the University of Rhode Island, opened its doors on September 15, 2002.  This state of the art ice rink is the very first indoor ice facility in all of Southern Rhode Island.  Currently, the Boss Ice Arena operates year-round, opening its doors 7 days a week, 52 weeks out of the year, for over 15 hours a day. With a seating capacity of 2,500, Boss Ice Arena includes two University team locker rooms, four large public locker rooms, one female auxiliary locker room and an official’s locker room. In addition, Boss Ice Arena features a University team weight room, and a hospitality room that’s available for birthday parties, meetings, classes and corporate events.


The Bradford R. Boss Arena is home to the nationally ranked University of Rhode Island Men’s and Women’s Club Ice Hockey teams, as well as the University of Rhode Island Intramural Hockey league, daily public sessions, various youth and adult hockey leagues and a Learn to Skate program. Additionally, during the summer, Boss Ice Arena also hosts a variety of hockey camps and clinics.


The Bradford R. Boss Arena is a great place for your team to practice, teach the family to skate, watch a game, have a party and most importantly, have lots of fun in a safe, family-friendly environment.


The Bradford R. Boss Arena is owned by the University of Rhode Island and managed by Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field, with more than 100 facilities throughout the United States and Canada.



  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday (9 am to 4


  • Seating Capacity: 2,500 persons

  • Ice Surface: 200’ x 85’

  • Locker Rooms: 2 University team locker

    rooms, 4 Large public locker rooms, 1 girls auxiliary locker room, 1 Officials Locker

  • University Team Weight Room

  • Hospitality Room: For Birthday Parties, Meetings, Classes and Corporate Events 

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